Abortion | A bipartisan group of lawmakers appeal to the Democratic leadership to keep pro-life provisions in future spending bills
by Emily Belz
Posted 2/26/09, 12:00 am
WASHINGTON-Just before the House of Representatives passed a $410 billion appropriations bill for 2009, a coalition of Democrats and Republicans sent a letter to the Democratic leadership calling for the continuation of myriad pro-life provisions that govern domestic spending.
"Let's not allow it to be political," said Rep. Heath Shuler, D-N.C., one of the authors of the letter along with Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio. "This group can start to lead the way."